The Beauty of Healing: The Binding of Our Wounds

Have you ever been hurt by a person you trusted or cared about? Have you been hurt by a situation? Maybe you lost a loved one ‘too soon’ in your eyes. Maybe, you experienced mistreatment or abuse growing up. If so, did you feel that whatever happened was unfair? How did you heal from it? Did you cover the scars up or suppress your feelings?

I think we all can or will one day attest to being hurt by someone or something. But there is hope. What Jesus did on the cross is enough to heal us from it all. 1 Peter 2:24 NLT states, “He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.”

When we are wounded (physically), we take action to heal it. Depending on the size of it, we may cover a minor wound up with a bandage. We see the bandage as a form of protection against the wound. It is there to heal it entirely, right? In actuality, covering our wound with a bandage only works for a little while. It may protect the wound from being seen by others, but it cannot restore it totally. Why? Because a bandage doesn’t have that type of healing power.

After a little while (few days), we have to bring the physical wound to the light because that is when the healing process starts. When we remove the bandage, we begin to see the transformation of our scars. Remember, a bandage does a temporary job not a permanent fix.

Sometimes, when we have been hurt (spiritually or mentally) we keep it a secret, “charge it to the game” as people call it, or pretend it never happened. That is our way of covering the wounds up just like a bandage placed over it. Most times, we don’t want others to know about our suffering or worry about us. Guarding our wounds with spiritual bandages only cause further damage.

By hiding what hurt us, it makes our journey stagnant, difficult, and even more painful. We self-sabotage ourselves when we don’t allow the Creator of this Universe to bind our wounds up. The Word tells us in Psalm 147:3 that, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up our wounds.” Key word is “He”. The Lord. Not in our own power. Not in our own strength. But God can heal us because He has the power to! That is good news for my hurting friends today!

I can admit to suppressing my feelings and hiding the pain about things I should’ve gave to God. I didn’t want anyone to know how I was dealing with the pain. I definitely couldn’t let anyone see it, so I vowed to keep it to myself. I thought I could heal myself by controlling my mind from thinking of it. After so long of putting up the fight, I couldn’t pretend to be ok any longer. Truth is, I failed miserably at trying to heal my own wounds. Deep down, I knew I needed something bigger than me to bring restoration. But at the time, I was too scarred and too bitter to allow God into my heart.

It wasn’t until I became too weary that I surrendered it to God. I felt like David in Psalm 6:2, “Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.” If I can invite God into my heart to heal me, so can you. If you’re broken today, recall Matthew 11:28-30. It says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Let God carry those burdens and heal you. He can do it better than you can do it for yourself. I promise.

That decision I made was a life-changer for me. From that day forward, I never looked back. Now that doesn’t mean I never experienced pain again. John 16:33 NLT tells us, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” So, don’t ever expect life to be perfect, but know that God is with you through everything. I learned that I didn’t have to pretend, cover up, or protect my wounds anymore. Although my own strength wasn’t enough, I obtained strength from the Lord. Isaiah 40:29 NIV states, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

If you are hurt or wounded today, I challenge you to invite God into your life, situation, and heart. Give those burdens to Him. Spend time with Jesus by reading biblical affirmations for healing. Your wounds are heavy loads to carry alone, but they’re small things to a giant for Jesus. It’s up to you to believe for healing.

Say this prayer: Dear Lord, I am hurting today. I need you to heal me. Lord, forgive me for trying to fix my problems and heal my own wounds without your strength and help. I ask you to give me the strength to overcome the difficulties in my life. Draw me closer to you. Help me to never distance myself from you and neglect my relationship with you. Remind me of what your Word say in Psalm 147:3. I love you now and forever more. I praise you in advance for my healing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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